Buffalo Bills WR competition is intensifying
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Buffalo Bills WR competition is intensifying

The Buffalo Bills have gone through many changes this off-season. They have a new Head Coach in Chan Gailey and a new Offensive Coordinator in Curtis Modkins. The QB situation is expected to be sorted out through training camp. The backfield is full of three talented running backs. When thinking about the Bills' WRs, the only thing that we can count on is that Lee Evans @leeevans83 is the #1. Roscoe Parrish is the slot guy so that leaves the #2 WR spot open. It's an open battle between Steve Johnson, James Hardy @JamesHardy84, and Marcus Easley @MarcusEasley. Johnson only has twelve receptions with two TDs for his entire career after being drafted in 2008. He is looking forward to the experience though: 'It's all opportunity. I'm getting an opportunity to play on the outside and on the inside and I just want to show the coaches I can do both,' he said. 'Whenever it goes down on the inside I can go there, if somebody goes down on the outside, I can be there. Just show(ing) my versatility in this offense.' James Hardy is probably the front runner after being drafted 41st overall in 2008. He has reportedly had a good off-season filled with improvement and development of new skill sets. 'Everything is getting better. I feel like the more that I'm out there, I haven't been able to do all the things that I wanted to do this offseason, but now that I'm back into it I just feel better each and every week,' he said. 'The coaches are telling me I'm getting better each and every week and I just want to continue to do that so by the time training camp comes I'm going to definitely be ready.' If these two candidates weren't enough, Marcus Easley and Chad Jackson are also vying to gain the #2 spot. Jackson is the third year WR who was catching passes from Tom Brady after being drafted by New England and the Bills are the third stop in his young career.

Fantasy Analysis:

The #2 spot will probably consist of more of a rotation with a combination of Easley, Johnson, and Hardy. Steve Johnson is a sleeper whom many fans really want to get involved in the offense due to his success in such limited playing time. Either way, any WR not named Lee Evans is probably someone you should avoid at all costs. The Bills do not even have a definite starting QB named yet. The Buffalo passing game is probably one that needs to be ignored this season.

Source:
BuffaloBills.com

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